Thursday, August 9, 2012

Summer Reading Tour By Omnific Publishing



Breaking Point (The Order of the Elements #1) by Jess Bowen
"On our most honored of days, one that none have ever called their own, five will be born. Four will be the Masters of the Elements, fierce warriors, and with talents of immeasurable greatness."

Phoebe Johnson and Ethan Smith had everything they needed: loving parents, great friends, and admission letters to Ivy League schools they’d be heading to in the fall. If only they knew that they were never going to reach the end of that summer, at least, not in the world they knew. A secret waits to be revealed on the eve of their nineteenth birthday, a secret that is going to change their lives forever when it leads them to a place they never believed existed, love they could never imagine living without, and power they never suspected they possessed.

Jess Bowen expertly plunges readers into an imaginative, supernatural world that refuses to bow down to the darkness that’s all but taken over. Amidst this adventurous quest for a lost prophecy, Bowen weaves in powerful tales of love that will leave the characters and readers breathless.

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 ELEMENTS 

I would like to Thank AToMR Tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour. The YA Summer Reading Tour by Omnific is a fabulous way to get to read new and exciting reads.

Breaking Point starts out with Phoebe and Ethan. Two teenagers graduating from school who have everything they could ever ask for.They have good grades, great friends and a loving family.They both will be attending an Ivy League College in the Fall but on their 19th birthday things change drastically. Phoebe and Ethan will be thrown into a new world they had no idea existed.

When they turn 19 both Phoebe and Ethan find out they are cousins and possess a special power where in this magical world they possess all the elements. Shocked to know that they are different Phoebe and Ethan have to learn about their new powers and learn to use them. They are in a place they never knew existed and they will have to make a new life for themselves. They have a hard time at first but then they make new friends along the way and become comfortable with who and what they are.

Phoebe and Ethan will find new love interests and harness their gifts for good. This book was a great summer read and I enjoyed every page turning so fast trying to read to see what laid ahead for these two cousins thrown into a world they never knew existed. Come along for a magical ride and see where love, family, friends and power over the elements can take you.

Jess was born in sunny, southern California. How her home base is now West Virginia, she’s still not sure. She spent several years moving along the southern states before landing in West Virgina when she was seven and she’s been there ever since. She started writing when she was fifteen, sure then it was all love letters to her boyfriend at the time, but they were works of art…that are hopefully now all burned in some cleansing ritual.

Since then she spent time off and on going through writing phases and reading books like they were going out of style. After having her first child and being couped up at home with a baby that never slept, she found her writing again and Breaking Point was born. It took several drafts and lots of long nights and re-writing, but she couldn’t be more proud (and bloody, freaking nervous!!) about the finished product and the next four books to come in the Order of the Elements Series. She wouldn’t be here without family and friends who tell her to shut the heck up when she starts whining and she’s thankful for every single one of them.

Jess believes that imagination and escape from reality is essential to life and there’s no better place to find that than in a good book or stretching those writing feathers of your own.

She also believes that Supernatural is the best show on earth and mirrors are evil. But that’s a matter for another time.

Now that I’m done talking about myself in third person, let’s get down to it. I’m scatterbrained, spontaneous, I’m probably certifiably insane, perpetually ridiculous and ninety percent of the time I’m pretty okay with that. When my kids are otherwise occupied or sleeping and I’m not spending time at work as a nurse, I’m a writer. Breaking Point is my baby (now that my real life babies aren’t really babies anymore) and I’m its worst critic. It’s gone through several revisions to become the version you will/are/may not read. The very first draft of the very first chapter of Breaking Point was so bad I still laugh about it to this day and I wrote it about three and a half years ago. In my defense, I was delirious with sleep deprivation when I started it due to children who decided I was better off without sleep. Despite the effect lack of sleep may have had on my sanity, I really do thank them for giving me the drive to write again.

What about this book do I love? Surprisingly, it’s not the fantasy elements, not the world I’ve created, it’s the characters. The emotional journey they go on more than anything else is what drives me to write this book and it’s sequels. They interest me, and these characters may be of my own creation, but any author will tell you that when you sit down to write, you never know what your characters could do to surprise you. Mine tend to do that to me a lot, sometimes they make me mad and other times they have better ideas than I do.

I sincerely hope that this journey is one you can enjoy with me, because I’m not done having fun yet!
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3 comments:

Ellen said...

Great review. I am on this tour also and I also chose this book. Reading it now. I really like it. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading it!

Tee said...

Thanks Ellen and Kelly this book was GREAT!